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Yangzhou - Wenfeng Pagoda

Jiangsu - Lianyungang - Nanjing - Suzhou - Wuxi - Yangzhou - Zhenjiang

This 7-tiered wooden and brick pagoda stands beside a busy stretch of the Grand Canal south of the city, where boats load and unload goods, bamboo matting, soya beans, rice and cotton.

Most of the boats are made of concrete; very few are of wood. Men beating gongs parade up and down with carts; they do the shopping or the boat people who are too busy to go ashore and do their own. The pagoda offers a good overview of the town.